Country of Origin USA.
Similar Aircraft C-5 Galaxy, Il-76 Candid, C-141B Starlifter.
Crew Five with loadmaster.
Role Long-range and intra-theatre heavy cargo transport (troops, heavy equipment, helicopters).
Armament None.
Dimensions Length: 174 ft (53.04 m). Span: 165 ft (50.29 m).

C-17A Globemaster III WEFT Description

Wings High-mounted, swept-back, tapered, negative slant. Winglets at wing tips.
Engine(s) Four turbofans mounted on pylons under wings. Round intakes.
Fuselage Round and tapers to tail cone. Upswept rear section. Flush cockpit and a round nose.
Tail Fin swept-back and untapered. Flats swept-back, tapered, mounted high on fin forming a “T”.

Countries which Fly the C-17A Globemaster III


C-17A Globemaster III Manufacturer Web Site

The C-17A Globemaster III was originally manufactured by McDonnell Douglas.

In 1997, McDonnell Douglas became part of Boeing.


Books on the C-17A Globemaster III

Globemaster III: Boeing C-17A
Globemaster III: Boeing C-17A

Developed as a long-range, heavy-cargo, transport plane, the C-17 has seen a very successful service record. This volume includes details of its developmental history, and the combining of its airlift roles with Short Takeoff and Landing (STOL) capabilities. Also includes technical and pilot’s manual excerpts, photos, cutaways, exploded views, performance figures, and technical specifications. For aviation enthusiasts.

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